Category: Supply Chain Business Process

Boeing Reports Stellar Q1-2018 Financial Performance

Aerospace manufacturer Boeing pleased investors last week in reporting what can only be described as stellar Q1-2018 financial and supply chain performance. Included in the results was additional evidence of an optimistic strategy directed at aftermarket services.

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Supply Chain Matters Attendance at 2018 Oracle Modern Supply Chain Experience Conference- Part Four

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides live dispatches from the Oracle Modern Supply Chain Experience Conference held in San Jose California. Part Four shares Bob Ferrari’s highlights and perspectives on the two panelist sessions which he participated within.

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Ongoing Lessons for the Journey Toward Integrated Customer Response Networks

As readers approach the celebration of 2018 as a new year, Supply Chain Matters shares thoughts related new thinking and concepts related to Digitally-Enabled Customer Response Networks.

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What to Expect in the Coming Year: Supply Chain Matters 2018 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains

On an annual basis, the Ferrari Consulting and Research Group provides a series of supply chain management predictions for the coming year. The Supply Chain Matters blog unveils the first five 2018 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains.

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Overcoming Friction in Purchase-to-Pay Processes

When multi-industry procurement and accounts payable finance teams assess their overall purchase-to-pay (P2P) processes, they can often find areas of bottlenecks and friction. In many cases, the culprit is paper-based or manual-driven exception processes. Such friction leads to added inefficiencies, strained relationships and added costs from multiple areas. They often stem from classic organizational, process and technology enablement barriers.

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Marked Increase in Supply Chain Technology M&A Activity

There has been a marked uptick in merger and acquisition activity involving technology surrounding supply chain management. Three different announcements, involving OpenText, Descartes Systems and JAGGAER each demonstrate various strategies for augmenting technology, business services and vertical industry depth.

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Describing an Exponential Organizational and Supply Chain Capability

In prior Supply Chain Matters blog coverage of the Oracle Modern Supply Chain technology conference we did not have the opportunity to share a compelling keynote describing an exponential organizational and supply chain capability. After additional reading and reflection, we do so now.

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Supply Chain Matters Shares Our Top Ten Blog Postings in 2016

An annual tradition for the Supply Chain Matters blog has been to look back to the prior year’s...

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Another Sobering Warning for Retail Industry- This Time from a Major Industry Supply Chain Influencer

A rather sobering announcement from major apparel supply chain influencer Li & Fung adds further reinforcement of unprecedented business and supply chain challenges impacting global retailers.

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